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ABOUT US

The history of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Clubs (NABSTMC) began with a dream; in this case, the dream of Ken 'Dream Maker' Thomas. Believing that it was time to establish a modern progressive motorcycle club whose focus was to promote a positive image among Blacks that would be respected in the community and throughout the country, Thomas founded the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of Chicago in October 1993 and later chartered as the Buffalo Troopers of Chicago. The name Buffalo Soldiers was initially selected to pay homage to and ensure the legacy of African American military contributions in the post-Civil War era. His dream has grown to over 100 chapters strong and is now chartered as The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club.

Our Colors represent a long history and we wear them with pride and respect. Our Colors pay homage to African Americans of the 9th and 10th Calvary who sacrificed their lives so that our country could be what it is today. They are a badge of courage, sacrifice and honor as are those who continue to serve.

The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club (N.A.B.S.T.M.C) is an organization of professional men and women that are dedicated to the sport of motorcycle riding and safety. We ride our motorcycles [Iron Horses] to represent the horses that were ridden by the Buffalo Soldiers during the 1800's. Our objective is to educate those that are unfamiliar with the racism, sacrifices and hardships that the Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalries had to endure. Our vision is to instill this knowledge into the minds and hearts of our youth of today so that we can motivate them to become better citizens and leaders of tomorrow.

WHAT WE DO

The Augusta Buffalo Soldiers M/C, Georgia, is a member of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club. As a club is we take pride in promoting the rich history of the 9th and 10th Calvary Buffalo Soldiers and participating in charitable and positive activities to better our communities

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Founder & President Emeritus

Kenneth​​

'Dream Maker' Thomas

 

Believing that it was time to establish a modern progressive motorcycle club whose focus was to promote a positive image among African Americans that would be respected in the community and throughout the country, Kenneth 'Dream Maker' Thomas

founded the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of Chicago in October 1993.

 

The name Buffalo Soldiers was initially selected to pay homage to and ensure the legacy of African

American  military contributions in the post Civil War era.  Under the leadership of Kenneth Thomas, the

new club was chartered as the Buffalo Troopers Motorcycle Club of Chicago.

 

Membership in the club grew to a total of ninety-two (92) during that first year, making it the

largest African American motorcycle club in Chicago, IL. The clubhouse was located at 8510

South Ashland Avenue, and it  displayed many items dedicated to the history and memory of

the Buffalo Soldiers such as pictures, books, statues, and an authentic buffalo head donated

by member Ernie Daurham.  In 1996, the club moved from this location to its current location

at 13836 South Indiana Avenue, in Riverdale, Illinois.

 

The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club was formed in 1999 with the

Chicago Chapter being recognized as the mother chapter of the organization, and the club has grown to over

120 chapters to date with a chapter in Hawaii, and South Korea.             

Founder & President Emeritus

All with one common mission to educate on the rich history of the 9th and 10th Cavalry of Buffalo Soldiers

who served in the U.S. Army from 1866-1944, each of our Chapters proudly serve in their communities to display goodwill, and we ride our motorcycles in which is referred to as our 'iron horse'.

 

The NABSTMC is a private not for profit organization who provide donations for local and national tax-exempt charities pursuant to 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code whose mission is harmonious with the NABSTMC.  We do not discriminate based on race, gender, political or religious affiliation, neither do we claim any territory.

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